members had visited a non-conventional therapist in the past 12 months. By 1991, that was one in four.
The most popular therapies were osteo-pathy, chiropractic, homeopathy and acupuncture. Next came aromatherapy, reflexology, and herbal medicine.
According to the British Medical Association, there is no reliable data on non-conventional therapies available in the UK, despite a high concentration of alternative therapists in London and the South East.
The Consumer Association said that interest in non-conventional medicine is growing, particularly among young and women doctors. And it called for more
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